Lawmakers are considering a bill that would limit the use of seclusion and restraints to individuals aged 20 or older at facilities run by the Departments of Correction and Children and Families.
The proposed legislation will be discussed Tuesday at a public hearing before the General Assembly's Children's Committee.
The bill would also require DCF to submit a plan for preventing or reducing the long-term negative impact of mental health issues on people under the age of 20 who are held in secure facilities.
The Office of the Child Advocate released a report last summer that found hundreds of examples of restraints being used at the Connecticut Juvenile Training School for boys and Pueblo Unit for girls in Middletown.
DCF has said there's since been a reduction.